Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Psquare, Wizkid nominated for 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards

Psquare, Wizkid. Photo: TCD Photography
Nigerian Pop acts Psquare and Wizkid have been nominated for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awardsholding in Amsterdam.
The bestselling acts were nominated in the ‘Best African Act’ category alongside South Africa’s Mafikizolo, LCNVL and Ghana’s Fuse ODG.
The selected acts will represent Africa battling for the main category gunning for the ‘Worldwide Act Award’. There will be nine other acts in this category all announced November 1, 2013.
Justin Timberlake who released his highly successful third album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ and breakthrough acts Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards.
Other notable EMA nominees include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction, who are each up for three EMA nods. RappersEminem, Jay Z, Drake and Iggy Azalea are up for two awards.
MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date. The awards will be broadcast live on MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 10, November from Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
Here is the full list of nominees:
BEST SONG
Bruno Mars – ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’
Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – ‘Thrift Shop’ (ft. Wanz)
Rihanna – ‘Diamonds’
Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ (ft. T.I. and Pharrell)
BEST POP
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift
BEST FEMALE
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
BEST MALE
Bruno Mars
Eminem
Jay Z
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Green Day
Justin Timberlake
P!nk
Taylor Swift
BEST NEW
Bastille
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Rudimental
BEST VIDEO
Justin Timberlake – ‘Mirrors’
Lady Gaga – ‘Applause’
Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’
Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ (ft. T.I. and Pharrell)
Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Up In The Air’
BEST AFRICAN ACT (winner goes on to compete in Worldwide Act category)
Fuse ODG
LCNVL
Mafikizolo
P-Square
Wizkid
BEST ROCK
Black Sabbath
Green Day
Kings Of Leon
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Killers
BEST ALTERNATIVE
Arctic Monkeys
Fall Out Boy
Franz Ferdinand
Paramore
Thirty Seconds To Mars
BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Kanye West
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Daft Punk
Skrillex
BIGGEST FANS
Tokio Hotel
Thirty Seconds To Mars
One Direction
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
BEST LOOK 
Harry Styles
Justin Timberlake
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Rita Ora
BEST PUSH
Karmin (October 2012)
Rudimental (November 2012)
Imagine Dragons (January 2013)
A$AP Rocky (February 2013)
Bastille (March 2013)
Austin Mahone (April 2013)
Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)
Tom Odell (June 2013)
Iggy Azalea (July 2013)
Icona Pop (August 2013)
twenty one pilots (September 2013)
BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)
Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)
fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)
Garbage – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)
Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)
Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)
Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)
Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)
No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)
Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)
Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)
Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)
Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)
The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)
The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)
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